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Books for Boys: Grades 6-8

Tween boys gain a better understanding of themselves and others with these inspiring tales.
 
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Love That Dog
by Sharon Creech

"I guess it does
look like a poem
when you see it
typed up
like that."

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Locomotion
by Jacqueline Woodson

When Lonnie was seven years old, his parents died in a fire. Now he's eleven, and he still misses them terribly. And he misses his little sister, Lili, who was put into a different foster home because "not a lot of people want boys — not foster boys that ain't babies."

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Journey to the Bottomless Pit
by Elizabeth Mitchell

In 1838, a seventeen-year-old slave boy named Stephen Bishop was trained to be a tour guide for Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. Adventurous and bold, Stephen explored the cave in his time off and made many discoveries that attracted more and more people to the famous cave.

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Henry VIII
by Sean Stewart Price

This biography profiles the life of Henry VIII, second monarch of the House of Tudor, who was married six times, unified Wales and England, and was known for executing people with beheadings, including two of his wives.

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Paperbacks: $5.35

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Heat
by Mike Lupica

Michael Arroyo has a pitching arm that throws serious heat. But his firepower is nothing compared to the heat Michael faces in his day-to-day life. Newly orphaned after his father led the family's escape from Cuba, Michael's only family is his seventeen-year-old brother Carlos.

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Eagle Strike
Series: Alex Rider Adventure, Book #4
by Anthony Horowitz
Millions adore him. A philanthropist. Anti-drug crusader. Peace activist. And former pop star the likes of which the world has never seen. Sir Damian Cray even has the president's ear. Yet the president's ear is not enough for Damian. He wants more. Such as the president's fingerprints.
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Everest II: The Climb
Series: Everest, Book #2
by Gordon Korman

The ascent of Everest begins, along with the first casualties on the youngest mission ever to the top.

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Paperbacks: $5.39

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Bar Code Tattoo, The
Series: The Bar Code Trilogy, Book #1
by Suzanne Weyn

The bar code tattoo. Everybody's getting it. It will make your life easier, they say. It will hook you in. It will become your identity.

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Paperbacks: $8.99

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Paperbacks: $7.19

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Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio
by Tony Johnston Illustrated by Raúl Colón

Award-winning picture-book author Tony Johnston presents the poignant story of a loving Mexican-American family in East L.A. in her first novel for young readers.

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Al Capone Does My Shirts
by Gennifer Choldenko

Moose Flannagan moves with his family to Alcatraz so his dad can work as a prison guard and his sister, Natalie, can attend a special school.

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Paperbacks: $6.29

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